The US, Britain, France, and some conservative Arab allies have funded and armed the Syrian rebellion from its start in 2011. In fact, the US has been funding groups against Bashar al-Assad since the mid-1990s. However, the anti-Assad ranks include members of al-Qaeda, Hamas, and other groups that the United States lists as terrorist organizations.
Censored News Cluster: Human Costs of War and Violence
Michel Chossudovsky and Finian Cunningham, “Syria: Clinton Admits US on Same Side as Al-Qaeda to Destabilize Assad Government,” Global Research, February 27, 2012, http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=29524
Eric Margolis, “The Dangerous Mess in Syria Grows Murkier,” Information Clearing House, March 25, 2012, http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article30908.htm.
Alex Lantier, “U.S. Violates Syrian Air Space: Drones Over Syria As Fighting Spreads,” Global Research, February 20, 2012, http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=29395.
Student Researchers: Rachel Miller-Hee, Dane Steffy, and Lisa Pollack (Sonoma State University)
Faculty Evaluators: Noel Byrne, Peter Phillips, Robert Switky, and Glenn Wallace (Sonoma State University)